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Nintendo Switch Retail Price Likely Under $250

The Nintendo Switch may not hit your wallet nearly as hard as you thought that it would!

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People have become pretty accustomed to the steadily-rising console prices over the year, the Nintendo Switch may just be… switching things up (is that still funny?).

According to a report released by Nikkeki (translated by Engaget), consumers should plan to pay approximately ¥25,000 for the Switch (which translates to around $215 as of right now). That really isn’t that much  for a console if you think about it – the basic Wii U model was ¥26,250 upon its initial launch, and the PlayStation 4 is currently selling for ¥44,980.

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It’s important to keep in mind however that console prices are most often not direct currency translations. Prices are based on a number of different factors that vary throughout the world. The Wii U sold for $299 upon its US launch, and the PS4 Pro is currently $399. Despite that, the ¥25,000 price tag still sounds promising for perspective buyers – especially considering how spot-on Nikkei usually is with their information.

Though the Switch’s potential, and quite reasonable, launch price is an exciting prospect, nothing is set in stone as of now. Nikkei has stated that its price estimate is just that – an estimate, based on information that it has collected thus far – and that it has no word on an official price at this time. There’s a chance that we won’t have to speculate much longer though. With Nintendo hosting a Switch event this Friday, January 13, an official price reveal could be just around the corner if we’re lucky.

Starting out with nothing more than a Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Kenny has happily been gaming for almost his entire life. Easily-excitable and a bit on the chatty side,Kenny has always been eager to share gaming-related thoughts, opinions, and news with others and has been doing so on Hey Poor Player since 2014 and has previously worked with both PKMNcast and SCATcast. Although his taste in gaming spreads across a wide number of companies and consoles, Kenny holds a particular fondness for Nintendo handheld consoles. He is also very proud of his amiibo collection. You can also find him on Twitter @SuperBayleef talking about video games and general nonsense. Some of his favorite games include Tetris Attack, Pokémon Black Version 2, The World Ends With You, Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance, Yo-kai Watch, Donkey Kong Country 2, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Kirby's Dreamland 3, Mega Man X, and Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia (among many others).

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